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Article | Micro-batteries
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
The widespread adoption of mobile devices is making miniature energy sources and energy harvesting, storage, and conversion systems a necessity. CEA Tech develops micro-batteries compatible with circuits printed using thin-layer vacuum deposition processes or printed onto flexible materials. Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is also working to develop micro fuel cells (μ fuel cells of around 10 watts) and hydrogen production and storage systems. Factors like required power, cost, and lifespan determine the best solution for the target application.
CEA Tech is also investigating energy harvesting systems—thermoelectric, printed PV, and piezoelectric—that could be used in conjunction with micro-batteries.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.